Opinion

18 Oct 2018
On the morning of 9 August, a bus stopped in the market area of the town of Dahyan in northern Yemen, close to the border with Saudi Arabia.  People at the scene reported that warplanes had been circling the area for an hour or so, a common occurrence.  The area was crowded with civilians.  Well,
19 Sep 2018
From 1965 to 1968, the late US Senator John McCain flew in 23 bombing missions under ‘Operation Rolling Thunder’. The missions collectively claimed the lives of at least 72,000 Vietnamese civilians.
15 Sep 2018
The tourist had left his mobile phone in a Bangkok taxi.  This kind of thing happens on a daily basis so you would think that when he reported it to a police station, they would have a procedure in place to deal with it. And they do.  But it’s not what you might think.
7 Sep 2018
So who are we talking about?
27 Aug 2018
There is growing linguistic turmoil in academia. To understand why, you need to recognize the growing importance of academic publications, both for individual scholars and for educational institutions.
20 Aug 2018
The concern of the Department of Land Transport for the safety of road users can be gauged by the ‘training’ component in the process of getting a driving licence.  60-70 applicants are seated wall-to-wall in a room to watch an hour-long video.  And to make sure no one skips the ‘training’, the o
15 Aug 2018
Saturday, 7 April 20189.30 pm, Huay Nam Sai village, Phatthalung province
14 Aug 2018
Thai governments, for decades, have never treated the problem of forced labors and other serious allegations against its billion-dollar fishing industry
18 Jul 2018
“It is not only a humanitarian assistance but also a political implication”   Thai and International headline news have been covering with 12 Thai football juniors and their coach trapped in Tham Luang cave in the northern Thailand for weeks.
10 Jul 2018
The Good Samaritan may soon be extinct in Thailand if the police response to a recent road traffic accident becomes the norm. It all started with a run of the mill hit-and-run. A tinted-window Mercedes (is there any other kind?) side-swiped a bicycle that was dutifully trundling along in the gutter, bringing down both rider and machine. Nothing life-threatening and the bike was damaged but repairable. Not that the Merc driver knew. He was long gone.
28 Jun 2018
In the past weeks, one of the big news stories that received much media and public attention was the police raid on an electronic waste sorting and recycling plant in Chachoengsao Province. The incident was the first of a number of raids on many other similar plants in Chachoengsao Province and Latkrabang Industrial Estate, including seven containers in Laem Chabang seaport with smuggled electronic waste from Hong Kong and Japan. A number of the raided plants were found to have violated the conditions of their factory operating licences.
6 Jun 2018
A Muslim student gives flower to the director of Anuban Pattani School to thank him for allowing Muslims to wear hijabs in school (Photo from

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